Setting up The Dude SNMP Manager to Monitor STBs

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Setting up The Dude SNMP Manager to Monitor STBs

Postby Cilutions Support » Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:13 pm

The following is a helpful a guide for the initial installation and configuration of the The Dude SNMP Manager on the Windows platform where the SNMP Proxy is running. The Dude is a free SNMP Manager available here: http://www.mikrotik.com/thedude.php. These steps apply to version 4.0beta3.

1) Install thedude accepting the defaults.
2) Load the Cilutions-provided AMINO-530-MIB using the "Mib Nodes"->File tab
3) Identify the serialno of an STB to be managed (e.g., GF3111D0021932). This should be an STB configured to register with the SNMP Proxy. The procedure to configure this is described in a separate forum posting.
4) Create an SNMP Profile named PROXY (the SNMP Proxy), version 1, Community SNMP_PROXY
5) Create an SNMP Profile named GF3111D0021932 (in this example), version 1, Community GF3111D0021932
6) Create a Probe named GF3111D0021932-ConfReboot, Type SNMP, Agent default, Snmp Profile GF3111D0021932 with "Treat service as available only ip up" checked, and Oid:

iso.org.dod.internet.private.enterprises.cilutions.css.prod.multimedia.amino530.amino530ConfGroup.a530ConfReboot.0.

The Oid Type is integer, Compare Method is "==(equal)" and Integer Value is 1.
7) Create a Device named GF3111D0021932-ConfReboot pointing to address 127.0.0.1 (the local platform, where the SNMP Proxy is running)
8) Add a Service to Device GF3111D0021932-ConfReboot selecting Probe GF3111D0021932-ConfReboot for the service.

Device GF3111D0021932-ConfReboot should now appear in "Network Maps"->Local and appear as green if the STB is up and Red if it is down. This configuration shows the state of the STB. Other MIB variables can be configured to show, for instance, active video.

Repeat the steps above to add more STB serialnos and/or MIB variables for STBs.

Review The Dude documentation to learn about its capabilities, charts available, email notifications, etc.
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Re: Setting up The Dude SNMP Manager to Monitor STBs

Postby Cilutions Support » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:54 pm

The Dude and the iReasoning MIB Browser installation images, along with helpful configuration notes, are available here:

Server: ftp.digitalmediabridge.com
Login: proxy/proxy

These free packages are offered as a convenience to help the user get started.
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Command Line SNMP Management

Postby Henry.G » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:46 am

If I just want to monitor and control my A140 STBs from the command line and not use any graphical SNMP Manager (like the Dude) or MIB Browser (like ireasoning) can I do this? Command line capability would let me write scripts and put batches of operations into batch files. This would let me, for example, create a script which issues a reboot to all my STBs. This capability would be very nice.
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Re: Setting up The Dude SNMP Manager to Monitor STBs

Postby Cilutions Support » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:06 pm

Yes. A popular way to do this is to use the open source Net-SNMP package available at www.net-snmp.org. Net-SNMP runs on either Linux or Windows and offers the kind of command line control which is useful in batch and scripting applications.

If you install Net-SNMP and copy the A140 MIB (available from support@cilutions.com as part of maintenance support) into the ...\share\snmp\mibs directory then you can run the following example command to reboot an A140 at IP address 192.168.1.108:

snmpset -mALL -v1 -cprivate 192.168.1.108 amino140ConfGroup.a140ConfReboot.0 i 2
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